Leaves for Faculty and Librarians

Pregnancy Leave

Please refer to the Manual of Staff Policies for Academics/Librarians for the pregnancy and parental leave policy that will govern your leave. A summary of the policies in this Manual can also be found on the Human Resources and Equity web site. If you have any questions about the university policy, you can contact your Human Resources Generalist or the Family Care Office.

Parental Leave

Please refer to the Manual of Staff Policies for Academics/Librarians for the parental leave policy that will govern your leave. A summary of the policies in this Manual can also be found on the Human Resources and Equity web site. If you have any questions about the university policy, you can contact your Human Resources Generalist or the Family Care Office.

Adoption Leave

Please refer to the Manual of Staff Policies for Academics/Librarians for the adoption leave policy that will govern your leave. A summary of the policies in this Manual can also be found on the Human Resources and Equity web site. If you have any questions about the university policy, you can contact your Human Resources Generalist or the Family Care Office.

Compassionate Care Leave

A faculty member or librarian may arrange short-term compassionate and emergency leave with his or her Chair, Dean, Principal, or library supervisor with no loss of salary or benefits. Requests for such leaves shall not be unreasonably denied.

Additional Leaves

There are unpaid, job-protected leaves that you may be able to access if you are caring for a seriously ill family member. Employment Insurance (EI) benefits may be available for some of these leaves.

Family Caregiver Leave

Family Medical Leave and EI Compassionate Care Benefits

Critical Illness Leave and EI Family Caregiver Benefit for Children / EI Family Caregiver Benefit for Adults

Book an Appointment

Email us or call 416-978-0951 to book a confidential appointment with a staff member at the Family Care Office to discuss your particular situation.

Information Package

Pregnancy, Parental, and Adoption Leave packages are available from the Family Care Office. Each package contains the following:

  • Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption Leave checklist
  • University of Toronto Notification of Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Form
  • Information on Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits provided by Service Canada
  • U of T Benefits information
  • U of T Family Care Office workshop information on Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Planning and Choosing Child Care That Works for Your Family.
  • U of T Child Care bookmark
  • Faculty Notification of Leave Form Instruction Video 

To request one of these packages, contact the Family Care Office at 416-978-0951, or email family.care@utoronto.ca. All calls are completely confidential.

Additional Assistance

Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Workshops

This is an instruction video to assist U of T faculty with filling out the Notification of Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Form. It is intended for the faculty and librarians who are covered

If you require further information about the completion of your notification of leave form, on-line application for Employment Insurance, child care or combining work and family life, please feel free to contact the Family Care Office at (416) 978-0951.